Clark on Bachmann: Is She Trying to Buy Elections?

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Following her Minnesota Public Radio debate with Michele Bachmann, Democratic challenger Tarryl Clark spoke candidly about her Tea Party-backed opponent and why the debate got ugly. Clark said that she, and not Bachmann, has the backing of cops and firefighters; accused Bachmann of being soft on money-launderers; pointed out that Bachmann would repeal health insurance; said that Bill Clinton’s appearance with her on Sunday helped remind people of a time when Washington got things done; accused Bachmann of trying to buy elections, given that her opponent has raised $9 million to defeat her, and said that the jobs promised by the Republican mantra of “trickle-down economics” never materialized.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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